Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (35-3022)

Occupation description:  Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in Waiters and Waitresses (35-3031).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2,0272,208 8.9254 200472
United States 505,200528,300 4.662,100 48,800113,210

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 10.838.479.14 10.2311.7414.26
Alaska 11.7710.0710.08 10.9612.3614.77
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 11.7010.0710.08 10.8512.2514.63
Fairbanks North Star Borough 12.6010.0710.62 11.7313.6916.91
Southeast Region 11.999.9310.39 11.2912.9515.20
Balance of State 11.539.9310.07 10.7312.2614.41

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,767493 17.89.2 6.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,008
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation117
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,835
Number of job position postings 421
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training